On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Personally, my best guess is that someone, somehow, parsed out the email
> addresses of everyone who posted to the list for some given period.
> All they (the spammer) would have had to do is join the list, and grab
> some of the archives -- or, join the list and wait a while, parsing the
> addresses of everyone that posts.
Yes they could have done it that weay, but what an unnecessary waste of
time and effort. All they had to do was send "who majordomo-users" to
email@example.com. A few minutes later they would have the
address of everyone on the majordomo-users list.
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